Home » Dictionary » contempt-of-cop arrest

contempt-of-cop arrest

contempt-of-cop arrest
 n.— «“Once Pirone put his hands on Grant,” Burris said, “he knew he had to arrest him. He had to justify why he put his hands on him.” Burris said Pirone and other officers were angry that Grant and his friends had cursed at them and belittled them for being transit officers. “This was what I call a contempt-of-cop arrest,” Burris said. “The cop doesn’t like your attitude.”» —“Questions about BART’s need to arrest victim” by Demian Bulwa San Francisco Chronicle (California) June 5, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

Bottled Sunshine (episode #1512)

If you catch your blue jeans on a nail, you may find yourself with a winklehawk. This term, adapted into English from Dutch, means “an L-shaped tear in a piece of fabric.” And: What’s your relationship with the books on your...

East Overshoe (episode #1588)

Some people work hard to lose their accent in order to fit in. Others may be homesick for the voices they grew up with and try to reclaim them. How can you regain your old accent? Also, a compelling book about scientific taxonomy shows how humans...

Recent posts